Monthly Archives: February 2011

February 28

On this day in 1993 – A gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the cult called theBranch Davidians; a 51-day standoff began. Advertisements

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February 27

On this day in 1974 – “People” magazine debuted.

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February 26

On this day in 1933 – Ground was broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

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February 25

On this day in 1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, authorizing the income tax, went into effect.

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February 24

On this day in 1981 – Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain’s Prince Charles toLady Diana Spencer.

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February 23

On this day in 2006 – The one billionth song was downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.

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February 22

On this day in 1956 – Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time, with “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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